Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Day #250 Needle and thread

I went to Gloucester today, business not pleasure. Anyway to commemorate Beatrix potters tailor of Gloucester I have painted a needle and thread stuck in the liquorice allsort. Odd? Me?

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Day #249 Blueberry

I've painted quite a few of our initial harvests, but this is our first ever blueberry. Taaaaaasty! There isn't many this year so they are precious things.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Day #248 Shaving Tissue

Another grisly one for you! I had a shave and took a chunk off a well placed mole I have on my top lip. 'Ouch' I said and preceded to apply small wads of tissue to my face, feeling a bit giddy from the blood loss now though....

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Day #247 Moth/Butterfly 2

I like a good theme to a weekend this weekend the theme is dead moths and butterflies. Cheery soul aren't I?

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Day #246 Moth/Butterfly

Not sure if it is a dead moth or butterfly, either way it is another beastie for the 'dead things on a napkin' area!

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Day #244 Garlic

Our first garlic crop of the year, now my studio smells entirely of garlic, it has even overpowered the smell of linseed oil and turpentine.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Day #243 Poppy Seed Head

I think it might be in the rules that I paint a poppy head, I'm sure I remember reading that somewhere?..

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Day #242 Rice

I always cook too much rice, mostly because I follow the instructions on the packet. Tonight there was enough for our chilli, some to go in the fridge for another day and the chickens had the rest. As you can see in the painting the chicken is pretty interested in it.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Day #241 Leaves

I'm not telling what sort of plant is growing up the bamboo cane, you will have to guess! Needless to say more will be painted as it grows. Clue anyone?

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Day #240 Yellow Crayon

The last stage of the Tour de France this evening so i have painted an yellow crayon, chapeau - tout le monde!

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Day #239 Lolly

While this is an orange lolly it is actually strawberry flavour! What a crazy world!

Friday, 19 July 2013

Day #238 Ladybird

I love this little vignette of bread roll, bird skull and ladybird. 

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Day #237 Jelly burger

We just had the best burger meal ever. End post.

Can you see the jelly burger on the tower of sweets?

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Day #236 Boiled Egg

I have only just spotted that, apart from the plectrum and the vases (but we do use them to put flowers in), this plinth only has garden based things on it! Completely subconcious decisions! Now I'm worried someone is going to psychoanalyse me through this painting.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Day #235 Feltrum

That's right, a Feltrum! Used when playing the ukulele it is made from felt and often larger than a traditional guitar plectrum. The felt means the sound is softer plus a hard plectrum would break the strings. 

Monday, 15 July 2013

Day #234 Slate

Hot, hot, hot here in the Gloucestershire desert. So we've put slates on all the pots so the water can't evaporate. Clever eh! 

Here is one of them hiding behind a candle, I had better replace it quick before the chilli plant dries out!

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Friday, 12 July 2013

Day #231 Blue Giraffe

I don't have to tell you why I have painted a 1950's vintage blue giraffe, it's my birthday.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Day #230 Lychee

Sadly we didn't grow these! I expect they need sunnier climes, blimmin tasty though! 

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Day #229 Courgette

Yes you guessed- this is the first courgette of the year! Complete with flower.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Day #228 Rosewood

More of my timber collection, this is a piece of rosewood destined for ukulele fingerboards.

Bottom right leant up against the plinth if you are having trouble finding things! 

Monday, 8 July 2013

Day #227 Lavender

I have placed this piece of lavender next to the chicken to try and calm her down, she was just throwing herself against the fence, I think we had a visit from Mister Fox, and he ain't fantastic!

I am fully aware that aromatherapy may not work in real life on hens!

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Day #226 Tennis Ball

Andy Murray won Wimbledon, and look where one of the balls ended up!

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Day #225 Poppy

It is my Mums birthday today, she likes poppies, poppies are out at the minute I have painted a poppy. Easy! Happy birthday Mum!

Friday, 5 July 2013

Day #224 Spoon

A tiny silver spoon. I think this constitutes 'the family silver'!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Day #223 Potato

Our first potato harvest of the year! Nestled next to the tuber it grew from! Time travel in a painting! Just like Massacio and the miracle of the fishes (google it!)

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Day #222 Nephew Jack

Here is my nephew Jack in his birthday helmet! Happy Birthday! The 'nephew trilogy' is complete.

 I will return to this part of the painting when it's dry, I am in danger of over fussing, the worst crime for a painter!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Day #221 Shavings

I have been neglecting my facial growth recently which resulted in a rather patchy beard, I have never been very good at growing facial hair. So the best thing to do with it is paint it. 

Monday, 1 July 2013

Day #220 Spruce Tonewood

This arrived today, a spruce guitar top, lovely. I have painted only one half but you get the idea.